Tag: brewery tour

Photos from the first-ever open brewery days at Chimay. Brew tanks at the Chimay Brewery Chimay yeast slurry Lines at the Chimay Brewery + View of the Trappist Abbey Last week we toured the Chimay brewery at the Notre-Dame de Scourmont Abbey in southern Belgium. This was the first year the Trappist brewery was open to the public. Honestly, not my favorite of tours, but…

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Foeders at Bockor Brewery. Small in comparison to those at Rodenbach Copper tanks at Bockor Brewery in Bellegem, Belgium Bockor was the second brewery we visited on Rondje Roodbruin (after Rodenbach). We did the abbreviated version of the tour—skipping the coolship. To get there you had to climb a narrow set of stairs with a tight stream of up and down traffic. Thank goodness most…

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An old street sign at Rodenbach Brewery April 22 was the first edition of Rondje Roodbruin—open brewery days at Rodenbach, Bockor and Verhaeghe celebrating the Flemish reds. I have to say, I am so happy we went because the next one is not until April 27, 2014. There was a free shuttle running between the breweries, free full-size samples and free, easy parking (we parked…

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Hanssens Artisanaal: another stop on the Tour de Geuze. Hanssens is in Dworp, Belgium. They are a lambic blender—meaning they don’t brew lambic, they buy wort from those that do and create their own blend. They make the traditional gueuze and kriek, a strawberry (Oudbeitje), and cassis and raspberry, which are export only. The tour was self-guided. (Sorry I haven’t bothered to translate any of…

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One of our stops on the Tour de Geuze. Oud Beersel is in Beersel (obviously) down the hill from 3 Fonteinen. Took the tour of the brewery which given was in Dutch. Then ate pork sandwiches that were marinated in gueuze and cooked on a spit. Check out the pig head. Nice. Oud Beersel was founded by Henri Vandervelden in 1882. A little more on…

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Here are some pics Matt shot when we took the Cantillon Brewery tour (for the first time) last June. Best 5€ you will ever spend, even if you don’t like beer (and if you don’t, you just haven’t had the right beer yet). The self-guided tour is unlike anything else—and includes two samples (gueuze and either kreik or framboise lambic). Basically you get to wander…

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